Totem Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Totem Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sitka, Alaska that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Totem Trail showcases totem poles that reproduce those donated by SE Alaska Native leaders to be exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. After exhibiting the poles Alaska Governor Brady sent the poles to Sitka where they were erected in the "government park", now Sitka National Historical Park. Many of the poles now standing along the park's wooded trails are replicas of the originals collected by Governor Brady. The original totem poles that have survived are now conserved and exhibited in Totem Hall at the park visitor center. A number of new poles, including the 2011 Centennial Pole commemorating the park's 100th birthday, have been added in recent years.

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk around Sitka National Historical Park. Make sure to stop at the park headquarters to pick up information about the trail.

1 month ago

Nice little trail. Short, easy walk through a nice forest. The totems are interesting to study and there is the Indian River to walk along and look for eagles and bears.

hiking
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hiking
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3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

trail running
10 months ago

loved this place and all of Sitka!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Very nice trail. Beautiful display of totem poles.

hiking
Monday, April 02, 2012